Flavor this cava-and-brandy-based sangria with blueberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, nectarine, and apricot nectar for a sweet summer cocktail that tastes as good as it looks.
1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup quartered small strawberries
1/2 cup chopped nectarine (about 1)
1/3 cup brandy
1 cup apricot nectar, chilled
1 (750-milliliter) bottle cava, chilled
How to Make It
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large pitcher, and chill for at least 2 hours. Stir in 1 cup nectar and wine. Serve immediately.
Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine with less acidity than Champagne; you may substitute another sparkling wine, such as prosecco, if you prefer. Top each beverage with a mint sprig for a fragrant garnish.
Agree with the other reviewers...not enough flavor. Felt like 99% of the brandy was absorbed by the fruit and the flavor did not come through in the drink. It looked beautiful and tasted fine but nothing special.
We liked this but I agree with the reviewer who found it to be a little dry/boring. I wasn't 100% into it either - I like to taste all that brandy-soaked fruit with every sip of my sangria, but the flavor just didn't come through for me.
This was great for a small get together. The only thing I didn't like was how the raspberries got so smushy. I left them out the second time I made it, and it was perfect. I also used Prosecco instead of cava.
I made this for my bunko group, and the first batch was gone in less than two minutes. I used Peach Champagne because Cava wasn't immediately available in our area. It is a definite repeat! We loved it!
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